Experience Washington's Premier Rivers with Washington's Premier Guide: Bob Kratzer

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Spring is here and so are the Spring Chinook. We at Anglers Guide Service are currently chasing Spring Chinook on the Sol Duc  river in the wild Olympic Peninsula mountains. The spring Chinook are well known for their great fighting capabilities but even more so for their great eating quality. These are wonderful trips using our drift boats or custom rafts while floating down the scenic clear watered Sol Duc River.  This great fishery will last through the middle of June.

 Up next will the hard fighting, jumping, acrobatic summer steelhead.  Fishing out of our custom 25' Alumaweld Super Vee jet boat with room for up to 6 anglers will take place on the Cowlitz, Lewis or Columbia Rivers.  These are wonderful trips for family's, friends or corporate groups. Enjoy the sun all while casting and catching chrome bright Summer Steelhead that average 8 to 12 pounds with a  few in the high teens. This Excellent fishery can have limits from 1 to as many as 3 depending where we choose to fish.  When it comes to table fair no other salmon or steelhead  can surpass the eating quality of a summer steelhead. These trips will run from June 1 and will go until August 15.

 If you want to get out on your next great fishing adventure then give Anglers Guide Service a call, you wont be disappointed. You to can say Fish On and On and On!!!!!!!!!!


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  • I started fishing for steelhead in 1964 when I was in high school. Needless to say,I'm still chasing them some 50 years later. I've had the great fortune to have fished with some great guides through the years,but,none have been better than the guides[Bill Meyer and Ryan Celusta] with Angler's Guide Service and its owner Bob Kratzer.


  • For the past 9 years Pacific Mobile Structures has been sending clients on guided fishing trips with Anglers guide service. Bob and Traci Kratzer run a top notch service. All aspects of our client’s trip are handled effortlessly from scheduling, lodging, lunches, to corporate billing. It is common for Pacific Mobile to send from 2 to 12 anglers on a trip and Anglers guide Service team of guides accommodate that and make it an enjoyable experience for our customers.

    "Pacific Mobile Structure"

  • For over 20 years I have been a client of Bob Kratzer and the fine people at Angler’s Guide Service. First and foremost, Bob Kratzer is a teacher and over the course of my time fishing with Bob I have developed into a good angler. Using the skills, tricks and techniques taught to me over the years I have become an accomplished angler in my private fisheries as well. Bob and Traci Kratzer have become good friends over the years and not only do they run a quality fishing experience, they are as good of people as you will find. Bob works harder than any guide I know to get you onto fish, his preparation for the day of fishing is second to none.

    "Patric Allen"